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Funding

Fintech Maslow banks $410,000 in crowdfunding raise that sets the standard for social impact investment

- May 17, 2024 3 MIN READ

Social impact startup Maslow has raised $409,676 in a crowd-sourced funding (CSF) campaign from 288 investors, including many other founders in the impact space. Investors included Brendan Doggert, country manager of Sharesies, Youpay founder Matt Holme, former ZeroCo CMO Glen Cassidy, Future Super cofounders Kirstin Hunter and Adam Verwey, Doone Roisin of Female Startup Club,… Read more »

Humanitix cofounder Adam McCurdie presents The Life You Can Save director of philanthropy Louise Pfeiffer and co-CEO Andrea La Mesa with a $4 million donation, alongside his cofounder Josh Ross and ethicist and philosopher Peter Singer.
People

Why Humanitix is one of Australia’s very best startups

- May 13, 2024 2 MIN READ

Making a profit is atypical of most startups. Making substantial profits then giving them all away is next level. Which is what ticketing startup Humanitix does, donating 100% of its profits to charity. The Sydney-based online ticketing platform is backed by tech giants Google and Atlassian, and in just six years, the social impact startup… Read more »

Luke Terry
Funding

Brisbane impact incubator White Box Enterprises raises $12 million to launch social enterprises

- November 22, 2023 3 MIN READ

Social enterprise incubator White Box Enterprises has secured $12 million from impact investors and philanthropists to develop startups helping disadvantaged people in regional communities. The raise has been a two-year labour of love for White Box CEO, Luke Terry, who set a $13 million goal. Most of the capital, 75%, came from 13 impact investors,… Read more »

Tank Stream Labs
Business

Airtasker is backing a new coworking office for social impact startups at Tank Stream Labs

- May 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney coworking community and service provider Tank Stream Labs has opened a new CBD office for dedicated to social impact companies, with support from ASX-listed jobs marketplace Airtasker. The partnership means Tank Stream Labs can offer even more affordable office space to social impact companies making a positive impact in their communities, environment, and other… Read more »

Women in tech

Banksia Academy raises $170,000 for advice hub to help women rebuild from domestic violence

- October 12, 2022 2 MIN READ

A quarter of Australian women having experienced domestic or family violence. So the founder of tech startup Scriibed, Melanie Greblo, decided to do her bit to help, launching Banksia Academy, a first-of-its-kind virtual hub to help women achieve long-term financial independence through training, education, employment pathways, and support. The not-for-profit platform opens its virtual doors… Read more »

Topics

Legendary Adelaide startup supporter Moira Were was honoured in the coolest way at _Southstart

- March 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Startup founders often talk about emerging from stealth mode, but it’s rare to see it used on someone within the ecosytem. But that’s what happened last week at the Impact Summit at _SOUTHSTART in Adelaide, when a group of supporters of local legend Moira Were announced they’d being raising funds to continue her work supporting the… Read more »

People

Envato pledges $25,000 to Smiling Mind campaign

- January 4, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

The Envato Foundation has pledged to match donations up to a total of $25,000 as part of Smiling Mind’s annual giving campaign.  Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help make mindfulness and mental health support more accessible for Australians of all ages.  The Envato Foundation had previously… Read more »

Who Gives A Crap
Funding

Mike Cannon-Brookes backs $41.5 million raise for social impact startup Who Gives a Crap

- September 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sports stars and startup founders have rallied behind Melbourne impact venture Who Gives a Crap in a $14.5 million raise. The round was led by European family-owned impact investor Verlinvest, which also backed Swedish milk alternative Oatly. Executive director Raphael Thiolon will joining the Who Gives A Crap board. Also joining the raise were Grok… Read more »

Topics

Here are the 8 startups going into the Social Impact Hub’s new scaling accelerator

- July 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based Social Impact Hub has selected eight startups to be part of the first cohort in its new Scaling Impact accelerator program.  Social Impact Hub founder and director Jessica Roth said the focused on selecting those enterprises that have strong business models, operating in resilient sectors and we chosen from more than 70 applications. “They… Read more »